February 14th, the day of the year where love is publically celebrated and you can be as romantic as you want and indulge in public displays of affection with your loved one without feeling guilty or gooey for doing so.

To help you get the most out of your Valentine’s Day (and because we know boys are just bad at this kind of thing), we’ve pulled together some of the Valentine’s Day romance essentials guaranteed to get you and your boy feeling amorous.



Finding the perfect scent

There’s nothing more appealing to a man than a sweet smell that lingers on his lady, so on this special night of nights, do yourself a favour and ensure you smell amazing. It’s said that cinnamon, vanilla and musk are among the most effective scents when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, so this Valentine’s Day spritz yourself with a perfume that includes these notes.
We love: Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne, and The Body Shop White Musk Libertine.


Setting the scene

There’s nothing more romantic than cuddling up on the couch and unwinding with your special someone. If you do decide to spend Valentine’s Day at home together, be sure to set the scene with a few romance essentials to make the night different from other nights and guarantee your ticket to Lovetown. Scented candles or fragranced diffusers will fill the room with a sensual aroma and get you both ready for romance. Choose notes of vanilla, rose, musk or orchid for a truly tantalising atmosphere at home and you’re sure to have him purring!
We love: Glasshouse Manhattan Little Black Dress Triple Scented Candle, and Ecoya Reed Diffuser in Vanilla Bean.


Getting sensual

If you’d like to enjoy an activity that’s slightly more passionate than dinner and a DVD, why not treat him to a loved-up oil massage at home? Choose an essential oil that makes him feel soothed, relaxed and – most importantly – sensual! Once you’ve worked your magic, you can then get him to treat you to a massage in return. It’s a sure fire way to get you both in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
We love:  Durex Play 2 in 1 Massage Moods Lubricants Range, $9.95, Woolworths, Coles, Pharmacies, and independent supermarkets.  – light and non greasy aromatherapy massage gels that can also be used a lubricant.  

If you’d prefer to relax and unwind as a pair, why not run a bath and enjoy a long hot soak together? You could even sip on some champagne as you enjoy the pampering feeling of nourishing bath salts or scented bubble bath.
We love: Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Bath Salts.

 

What is your best tip for setting a romantic scene?